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    First off, there are city buses from the main gate area to the dorms. Where are you parking during the show (what sort of airplane?). There are also a few courtesy shuttles that can get you from your plane direct to the dorm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [FONT=Calibri
    A question for anyone that has flown into AirVenture and stayed at the dorms. There may be 3 of us flying in next year and staying in a dorm but there are only two beds in the dorm so we will have to take a cot[/FONT].
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    There is no place to put a cot in a two-person dorm room. The dorm rooms I have stayed in have two single beds against the wall, there is a microwave and small refrigerator between the beds, study carrels at the foot of the beds, then a small chest of drawers and some shelving above the chests. These rooms are literally "walk in and back out." In my opinion, you will need two of these rooms for three people, or, one of the larger rooms that sleeps four. In either case you can leave the cot home.

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    Ron, if we end up flying it will be a Beachcraft Bonanza and if we go to the dorms I'm assuming we would park in general aircraft parking.
    And dewi, the young lady I talked with said it was ok to put a cot in a dorm room, she didn't say however that it would be that crowded. If it's going to be that bad we may as well make the 900 plus mile drive and camp. But who knows, different options may come up by then, after all, it's still 249 days before opening day.
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    Bob:

    The dorm rooms I have stayed in (Taylor Hall, I believe), are adequate, but not all that comfortable, the only place to sit in them is on one of the beds or the chairs at the study carrels, the bathrooms are down the hall, and there is no water in the rooms. I have always marveled at the university's ability to get students to stay in them! Limited, and as expensive, as they are, they still are not a bad choice for AirVenture. Taylor Hall (an air conditioned dorm) is a close walk to the dining facility which does a decent job with its food and the buses to the AirVenture grounds are right in front of the the dining facility. The early morning buses are crowded, but they are better than fighting the traffic and paying the parking costs at AirVenture. The non air conditioned dorms may be more commodious, I have not stayed in one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert l View Post
    Ron, if we end up flying it will be a Beachcraft Bonanza and if we go to the dorms I'm assuming we would park in general aircraft parking.
    And dewi, the young lady I talked with said it was ok to put a cot in a dorm room, she didn't say however that it would be that crowded. If it's going to be that bad we may as well make the 900 plus mile drive and camp. But who knows, different options may come up by then, after all, it's still 249 days before opening day.
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    If camping is one of your options, why not just plan that from the get-go, and camp with your airplane? It’s a great experience, camping with fellow aviation nuts, making new friends, seeing old friends, and airplanes! There’s no better alarm clock than a pair of Mustangs taking off at 6:05 for the dawn patrol!

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    put out my hand and touched the face of God." J.G. Magee

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    If it is a 1970 or earlier plane, you can park in Vintage. Ask whoever parks you to ask them to get Tony's Taxi. This is a free service on a time available basis. It's not a vintage operation, but the vintage parking guys have a direct line into them so it's easy. Alternatively, you can always call the real OSHKOSH CAB. They know where the access points on the field are. I used to have them in my cell phone back in the day.

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    I appreciate all the responses, I did not know about the taxis. If we do camp we will be driving up so we can have a decent tent, complete with cots and self inflating mattress like we did last year. At 71 and knee replacement coming after the first of the year, I ain't crawling in and out of a 3 foot tall tent ! Been there, done that at SNF 2015 when we camped with the pane, ain't happening anymore !!! I can put up with a lot to experience MECA but the list gets smaller the older I get.
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